Manchester Life has appointed Jennifer Bendik as chief operating officer of its Manchester Life Management division, where she assumes overall operational responsibility for the company’s rental portfolio.
Bendik joined Manchester Life, the development operation owned by Manchester City Council and Abu Dhabi United Group, in November 2016 as head of lettings. She has since led on the launch and management of 659 rental homes across the first three PRS developments in Ancoats and New Islington within the past 12 months.
Before joining Manchester Life Bendik was operations director at homes4u, and previously had a spell with Opal Property Group.
The business said that the appointment comes as Manchester Life builds institutional capability as it readies for the completion of its next five sites by summer 2021, and continues to improve and enhance its rental offer.
Executive chairman Marty Edelman said: “Jennifer has already played a central role in delivering on our mission to redefine Manchester’s rental offer and help address accommodation shortages for the city’s professional population. Her track record and commitment to excellence makes her exactly the right choice as we continue to grow and evolve.”
Bendik added: “The past two years with Manchester Life have been an amazing challenge. Feedback from our residents is generally extremely positive, which is reflected in our exceptionally high renewal rates. However, we continue to learn and evolve, and our priority now is to refine and strengthen our operations so as we build an institution ready to scale.”
Stephanie Hampson has joined Manchester Life as financial controller, while Christina Hogea has joined as maintenance and compliance manager